Cashier Math Test

Basic math skills related to retail tasks, routine calculations, making change etc.

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What does it do and what problem does it solve?

This assessment measures basic math competency for retail/checkout positions and people’s ability to do basic calculations and make change accurately.  It helps you to avoid hiring applicants whose math skills aren’t up to the task.  Use the Search function (upper right) to find our other arithmetic tests including “Count Out The Money”.

Purpose: This test assess basic math skills related to retail tasks where employees have to do some calculations about the total bill and make change.

When To Use It: Where employees are working a cash register or writing up tickets for retail purchases or meals in a restaurant. The test is appropriate for screening out people with minimal math skills.

Target Group: People applying for retail positions that involve handling money.

High Scorers: People who score high on the Cashier Math Test should be quicker at figuring total bills, making change, and spotting problems with arithmetic.

Low Scorers: People who score low on this test will be slow in figuring customers’ bills and make a lot of mistakes.

Number of Items: 16

Time Limits: None

Validity: This Is a content valid test that uses “real-life” situations to evaluate capacity for handling monetary transactions in a retail setting. Scores are provided as “Percent Correct.

Sample Items

There are 7 arithmetic problems such as:

$35.50 + 14.35 = (a) 39.85 (b) 39.75 {c) $44.55{d) 49.85 (e) 50.85

And there are 9 word problems such as:

A customer’s purchase is $8.When he gives you $20, what will you give back in change?
(a) $2.00 (b) $12.00 {c) $10.00 (d) $12.99 (e) $28.00

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